2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: B. Butch (27.50)
RPG: B. Butch (21.00)
APG: D. Jackson (3.60)
SPG: B. Butch (1.33)
BPG: B. Butch (2.33)

April 26, 2014 2:45PM
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Yeng Guiao, Ryan Gregorio, Luigi Trillo all agree: Inconsistent PBA refs a big problem

April 24, 2014

Rain or Shine head coach Yeng Guiao. PBA file/Nuki SabioRival coaches Yeng Guiao of Rain or Shine, Ryan Gregorio of Meralco, and Luigi Trillo of Alaska don’t always see eye to eye, but they agree on one thing: the officiating in the quarterfinals playoffs of the PLDT Home TVolution Commissioner’s Cup has been inconsistent.

“We don’t know anymore what’s a foul and not a foul,” Guiao said, who couldn’t hide his frustration after hard fouls against rookie Raymond Almazan and import Wayne Chism in Game Two of their series against Meralco were judged to be regular instead of flagrant fouls.

“I’m not the only guy complaining about excessive physicality and I would be the last to complain because it’s our type of game. But I think punching a player on the face on a rebound play, something which was done by Cliff Hodge, that’s way out of the rules of this league.

“The refs just missed a lot of calls. There’s no problem with the physicality. Jared Dillinger did not go after the ball when he fouled Chism. Chism has been on the floor everytime he’s being fouled and those were hard fouls. If that’s what physicality is about, is that the type of physicality that we want? We can give you that, pwede naming ibigay sa inyo yun.”...

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Ryan Gregorio calls out Rain or Shine’s Yeng Guiao for ‘verbal abuse’ of Meralco players

April 24, 2014

Meralco Bolts head coach Ryan Gregorio. Sports5 file/Pranz Kaeno BillonesMeralco coach Ryan Gregorio was surprised to see his Rain or Shine counterpart waiting on the court at the end of Wednesday night’s game to confront Bolts forward Cliff Hodge.

Guiao was caught by television cameras calling Hodge “mongoloid” shortly after the Elasto Painters won Game Two of their PLDT Home TVolution Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals series.

“It was uncalled for,” Gregorio told InterAksyon.com....

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Rain or Shine runs roughshod over sloppy Meralco Bolts, forges game three

April 24, 2014

 Wayne Chism of Rain or Shine gets one over the defense of Meralco's Reynel Hugnatan. Jeff VenancioThe Rain or Shine Elasto Painters made it two for two for the teams that had their backs against the wall with a 102-93 win over the Meralco Bolts, Wednesday night at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

After the San Mig Super Coffee Mixers defeated the Alaska Aces, the Elasto Painters made sure their series will also be extended to a do-or-die game three in the Commissioner's Cup quarterfinals, as they walloped the Bolts.

Sunday Salvacion tried to shoot the Bolts back in the game in the fourth quarter after Meralco trailed by 20 points. He made two huge triples to cut Rain or Shine's lead down to five, 93-88 with 1:28 left in the game. However, it was not enough as the Elasto Painters held on for the win....

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Meralco eyes Semifinals berth vs. Rain or Shine

April 23, 2014

Gabe Norwood of Rain or Shine and Jared Dillinger of Meralco. Sports5/Paul Ryan TanThe Bolts are eyeing to dispatch the Elasto Painters following a 94-91 win also last Monday.

Meralco coach Ryan Gregorio also understands that eliminating Rain or Shine will be a tough assignment for his Bolts, which is in a similar situation of holding a 1-0 lead in two editions of the Commissioner’s Cup.

“We’ve been in this situation before, we’re not able to close it,” said Gregorio. “But experience is the best teacher, with intelligence and little experience, we don’t really win the series until we get two wins.”...

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History lessons: Meralco lost in 2012, 2013 Commissioner’s Cup quarters after 1-0 lead

April 22, 2014

Meralco Bolts head coach Ryan Gregorio. PBA/Nuki SabioIn the 2012 and 2013 editions of the Commissioner’s Cup, the Meralco Bolts won the first game of their quarterfinals series each time.

And in both cases, the Bolts ended up dropping the next two games to lose the series.

So Meralco coach Ryan Gregorio could be forgiven if he was in no mood to celebrate after his team won the opener against Rain or Shine in the quarterfinals of this year’s PLDT Home TVolution Commissioner’s Cup....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup 6 5 0.545
2013-2014 Philippine Cup 5 10 0.333 9th
2012-2013 Governors' Cup 7 7 0.500 3rd
2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup 8 9 0.471 7th
2012-2013 Philippine Cup 8 8 0.500 5th
2011-2012 Governors' Cup 7 8 0.467 6th
2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup 6 7 0.462 6th
2011-2012 Philippine Cup 8 8 0.500 7th
2010-2011 Governors' Cup 3 5 0.375 8th
2010-2011 Commissioners' Cup 3 6 0.333 8th